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Brooklyn, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA) - Police confirm that a 31 year old man suffered critical injuries after he was struck by a pickup truck while walking along southbound Ritchie Highway near 6th Avenue. As reported by AAFA, the pickup truck fled the scene. It is described as a 2010-2013…

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Millersville, Md (Arundel.News & AAFAS)- Years of public outcry over illegal and dangerous activities involving dirt-bikes is getting special attention from the Anne Arundel County Police, who are launching a new reporting site where citizens can post information about these incidents. A…

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Pasadena, MD (Arundel.News &AAFA)- Detectives are seeking more information from the public about an armed carjacking reported by Anne Arundel First Alert. Anne Arundel County Police issued a release shortly after our report, confirming that their officers responded to the 3400 block of T…

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Linthicum, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- A warm summer morning trip to the airport, quickly became a dangerous and harrowing experience for one local mother and her two year old child.  Despite being dragged 140 feet while trying to free her child from a safety seat, the victim is recovering…

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Millersville, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- An eight year veteran police officer, assigned to the Bureau of Community Services with Anne Arundel County Police, is facing serious charges stemming from an alleged assault on a contract employee. According to Police, an internal investigation in…

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Anne Arundel County, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA) - If you came in contact with a raccoon in Pasadena or Severna Park recently, you’ll want to read this report on two cases of attacks on pets by rabid animals. Both incidents that occured on the same day, resulted in the owners having to fend…

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Pasadena, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- If you love all the amenities offered at Downs Park In Pasadena, you’re really going to want the new commemorative poster celebrating its 40 years of fun. Designed by a local artist who is well known for his contributions to Mid Atlantic themed works o…

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Annapolis, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- A 38 year old Annapolis man is in custody at the Jennifer Road Detention Center, charged with robbing the Wells Fargo Bank in the 900 block of Bay Ridge Road on 5/18. Pedro Nguyen is being charged with bank robbery and other related charges for allege…

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Hanover, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Officers responding to disperse a large number of vehicles in the 7000 block of Arundel Mills Circle, soon found themselves in a real life game of chicken with one of those drivers. Reports of speeding and other reckless driving near Walmart had been ca…

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Glen Burnie, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Have you seen this man ? Police are seeking him in connection to a first degree assault (shooting) incident in Glen Burnie. Police were called to the 6000 block of Harris Heights in Glen Burnie, around 4:05 A.M. on 3/17 for a reported shooting. A 17…

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Millersville, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Distracted drivers, speeders and reckless drivers will be targeted in a new traffic safety initiative enforced by county police. Citing recent crashes, officers from the Anne Arundel County Traffic Safety Division will be conducting additional dire…

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Annapolis, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Months after the Omicron variant of COVID-19 swept thru the state, it's latest mutation is showing itself to be even more contagious. According to the Anne Arundel County Department of Health, and the CDC, cases of that new subvariant are growing in M…

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Annapolis, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA) - Five people are recovering following a violent week in the state's capital city. Annapolis Police say they are investigating three shooting cases, but are not releasing many details on those incidents. The first shooting happened in the 1100 block of…

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Pasadena, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- A Pasadena woman and her puppies are safe, following a scary incident in Green Haven Sunday. Police say two men brazenly broke into her home on the evening of 3/20, while the homeowner was inside. The woman, called 911 around 7:30 P.M., after hearing l…

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GLEN BURNIE, MD - Firefighters confirm one person died in a house fire located on Greenwood Ave overnight. It happened around 12:38 AM when calls to 911 reported fire and smoke coming from the occupied house. Crews arrived with heavy smoke showing. One person was confirmed trapped on the sec…

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GLEN BURNIE, MD - Anne Arundel County Police are investigating a murder that took place in front of the Baltimore Washington Medical Center, located on Hospital Drive. It started around 5:30 P.M. when crews responded to the parking area near the main entrance of the hospital. One person was …

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Brooklyn, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)-  The suspect in a recent murder remains in custody pending a bail review later today. New details are developing in the case first reported by AAFA on 2/27, when a deceased male was discovered behind a business in the 4001 block of Ritchie Highway. The…

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Pasadena, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Detectives are looking into what led a Pasadena man to shoot and kill his wife inside their home before turning the gun on himself. Police were called to the home of Neka and Dajuan Jennings around 12:00 A.M. on the morning of 3/8/22, where the couple …

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LINTHICUM, MD - A burning scented candle, left unattended, is being blamed for a late night fire that displaced a local couple and killing at least two pets..

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Silver Spring, MD  -  A stark warning was released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to Family Dollar customers of a possible contamination of products due to rodents. 

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Baltimore became the center of this generation’s civil rights struggle in 2015 when 25-year-old Freddie Gray died of a spinal cord injury he suffered under mysterious and suspicious circumstances in the back of a police van after a frivolous arrest. His case ignited protests in Baltimore and…

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Since the late 19th century Americans have been shopping at department stores for clothes, food, household goods, and more. Department stores have historically been anchor stores in malls or shopping centers, but today more of these retail outlets are standalone destinations for one-stop sho…

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As the southernmost Northern state, the northernmost Southern state, and the only state created by the outbreak of the Civil War, West Virginia played a unique role in the struggle for civil rights. One of its finest moments came on Jan. 10, 1928, when Minnie Buckingham Harper was appointed …

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ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY - First Alert Nation (FAN) is a non profit news service dedicated to keeping our subscribers safe via news alerts. Anne Arundel First Alert, the creator of FAN, will be going a step further and will now be helping our subscribers AFTER THE FIRE.

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LOTHIAN, MD (FAN) - Smoke detectors may have saved a Lothian family, after a fire broke out in their home. Officials say, around 5:20 A.m., Firefighters were dispatched for reported house fire in the unit block of Mullen Ave in Lothian. Smoke alarms could be heard by the 911 operator as they…

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Washington, DC (First Alert National Newsroom)- The Department of Homeland Security is warning Americans about new heightening security threats to national security. In a terrorism advisory bulletin issued this week, DHS says that growing dissent against Covid vaccine mandates, paired with a…

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Glen Burnie, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Exclusive video from the Original First Alert, show the tense moments when units from The Anne Arundel County Fire Department worked to put out a trailer fire. Shortly after 10 A.M. on 2/9, the fire was called in to dispatch. Anxious subscribers wro…

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Annapolis, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- A free program to help marinas get The Maryland Department of Natural Resources' Clean Marina certification is offering several upcoming seminars. Marinas wishing to reduce their environmental impacts on local waters can sign up for one of those event…

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PASADENA, MD - Police say ice was a contributing factor in a two vehicle accident that claimed the life of a Pasadena man Tuesday morning. It happened around 5:30 AM (2/8/22) on the Stoney Creek Bridge, Fort Smallwood Rd.

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Linthicum, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- New details are emerging about an accident involving an MTA light rail train, that killed 17 year old Lamar Patterson. Detectives are now looking into whether operator error could have caused the fatal crash in Linthicum on Wednesday 2/2/22. Investiga…

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Curtis Bay, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Police are looking into a case of a late night traffic stop that ended with an alleged sexual assault. Anne Arundel County Police say they met with the victim at an undisclosed address at 2:25 A.M., on 2/3/22 for an interview about the incident. The …

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Linthicum, MD (Arundel.News / AAFA)- Traffic safety investigators are working to determine what caused the driver of a car to attempt driving over the tracks as a train was coming through a rail crossing in Linthicum, Wednesday.  Arundel.News was on the scene of that fatal crash, as emergenc…

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Elkridge, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- As reported exclusively by Arundel.News, homicide detectives from the Maryland State Police are seeking information about a brazen shooting in Howard County on the afternoon on 1/30. The incident reportedly occurred around 3:40 PM on Sunday afternoon. …

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In January of 2021, Jennifer King became the assistant running back coach for the Washington Commanders, the first Black woman in the NFL's history to hold a full-time coaching position. King began as an intern coach for the team in 2020, and she honed in her coaching expertise through her w…

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Ocean City, MD (First Alert National Newsroom)- The town of Ocean City made a shocking announcement this week, about the fate of a beloved fall tradition for many visitors to the beach resort town. The 47th annual Sunfest is changing dates from September to the third week of October. It's a …

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Ocean City, MD (First Alert National Newsroom) - High school students and teachers in Worcester County, Maryland public schools will get a break from final exams this semester. The announcement came Tuesday, following a vote on the proposal to forego finals for the first semester, by County …

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Washington, DC (First Alert National Newsroom)- The entire U.S. aviation community along with major cargo shippers have their seatbelts fastened with seats and tray tables in the upright position. Items are stowed, and the pilots are waiting for the tower to clear the flight for takeoff. The…

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Glen Burnie, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Anne Arundel County will be the location for two of Maryland's 12 new hospital based COVID-19 testing sites. The University of Maryland Baltimore Washington Medical Center was named as the second of those testing sites expected to be operational in …

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Annapolis, MD (Arundel.News & AAFA)- Anne Arundel County Schools updated its website with new guidelines on masking for students during certain activities on Thursday. Following pushback from parents who were unhappy about kids wearing masks outside, as well as during their snack times, …